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MEMBER NEWS:  June 25, 2024 

Newish Jewish Plays

Performed at the Players Centre

Mondays, July 15, 22 and 29 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets - $12 per play or $30 for the three-play series boxoffice@theplayers.org or by calling 941-365-2494

For information email SRQJewishTheatre@gmail.com

 

Alan Kitty:  Announcing the World Premiere of Original Sin by Alan Kitty. The comedy will premiere at Tree Fort Productions’ Studio theatre space. Jill Schroeder plays Eve, and Alan plays Adam.  The show opens in September, but seating is limited. We are making limited tickets available now. Just scan the qr code on the attachment to this email.

Kathy McSteen's play "Grandma's Murder Club" is being produced at the Cultural Park Theatre in Cape Coral, Jan 24 to Feb. 2nd.

Connie Schindewolf's, Housekeeping, will be produced at The Grange Playhouse August 2-11 in Howell, NJ.

April 29, 2024

Theatre Odyssey Student Play Festival is May 11 and 12 in Cook Theatre.  James Kassees acts in two, Jan Wallace directs, and other SAPS members are involved.

https://www.theatreodyssey.org/student-ten-minute-play-festival/

From Jason Cannon:

Tickets now on sale for CLOWNS LIKE ME, both for the Sarasota Sneak Peek and the Off-Broadway production!

Here’s the link: https://www.lifelineproductionsinc.org/clowns-like-me

Also I’ve launched a podcast— https://pageandstage.alitu.com

 

Dan Landon's comedy, Happy Dale, winner of the Players New Play Festival last year will be performed at The Sarasota Players Studio, 1400 Blvd. of the Arts, Suite 200, June 13-23. 

 

Steve Black's Scene Study for Auditions and Performances The class will meet on Saturday's from 10 am to Noon at the Lemon Bay Playhouse Annex.

Dates are: May, June 2024 If interested, please call for more details.

Steve Black (614) 361-6805.

                                                                             April 24, 2024

 

From Jason Cannon:

Tickets now on sale for CLOWNS LIKE ME, both for the Sarasota Sneak Peek and the Off-Broadway production!

Here’s the link: https://www.lifelineproductionsinc.org/clowns-like-me

 

Also I’ve launched a podcast—the Page & Stage Podcast—which explores the art and craft of writing and performance. Deep dive interviews with playwrights, authors, memoirists, actors, directors, etc. Looking for listeners and for potential guests!

Here’s the link: https://pageandstage.alitu.com

 

Connie Schindewolf’s play, The Grout Fairy, will be part of Exit Theatre’s 2024 Short Play Festival, June 20-23 in Arcata, CA 

 

Dan Landon's comedy, Happy Dale, winner of the Players New Play Festival last year will be performed at The Sarasota Players Studio, 1400 Blvd. of the Arts, Suite 200, June 13-23. 

Steve Black's Scene Study for Auditions and Performances The class will meet on Saturday's from 10 am to Noon at the Lemon Bay Playhouse Annex.

Dates are: May, June 2024 If interested, please call for more details.

Steve Black (614) 361-6805

Players 2024 Play Festival submissions are due May 1st. https://theplayers.org/shows/npf-submit-a-play/

Theatre Oddysey’s Student Play Festival will be May 11 and 12 in Cook Theatre.

https://www.theatreodyssey.org/student-ten-minute-play-festival/

April 8, 2024

Dan Landon's comedy, Happy Dale, is having auditions on Sat. & Sun, April 13 &14 at 1-5pm at  The Sarasota Players Studio, 1400 Blvd. of the Arts, Suite 200, with performances June 13-23. Audition details here:

 https://theplayers.org/join-us/auditions/.

 

The following SAPS members had ten-minute plays read at The Regency Players in Sarasota on April 4th: Martin Tucker, Michael Bille, Keith Whalen, and Connie Schindewolf.

 

Lynne Doyle and Charlie Agurcia will be performing in The Spitfire Grill at the Venice Theatre, running March 22-April 21st.

March 25, 2024

 

Lynne Doyle and Charlie Agurcia will be performing in The Spitfire Grill at the Venice Theatre, running March 22-April 21. 

Connie Schindewolf’s play, Grammy and Nana, is a semi-finalist for Heartland Theatre Company’s 10-Minute Play Fest.

 

                                                                               March 11, 2024

 

Lynne Doyle and Charlie Agurcia will be performing in The Spitfire Grill at the Venice Theatre, running March 22-April 21.

 

Connie Schindewolf ‘s play, Life On Earth, is a finalist for Artistic Home’s Cut To The Chase “Face to Face” production in Chicago in May.

 

From Carole Kleinberg:

Sarasota Jewish Theatre 

IT’S PARTY TIME!

Join us as we celebrate our fourth season

and honor the dynamic duo of

Carolyn Michel and Howard Millman

 

March 26 – Luncheon at Michael’s on East

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

www.sarasotajewishtheatre.org for details

Reserve your spot – SRQJewishTheatre@gmail.com

Patron $90, Sponsor $150, Benefactor $225

Be there for the 2024-25 Season Announcement! 

 

Also Carole Kleinberg let us know that Better Late, a comedy with a heart, by Larry Gelbart (M*A*S*H) runs from March 13 through 20 at the Players Centre in the mall on Tamiami Trail and Siesta Drive. sDirected by Carolyn Michel, starring our own Don Walker, Lee Gundersheimer, Nellie O'Brien and Alex Teicheira. Tickets at theplayers.org or 941-365-2494.

 

From Steven Butler about submitting to the Players New Play Festival

https://theplayers.org/shows/npf-submit-a-play/ 

 

February 27, 2024

Lee Gundersheimer and Jill Schroeder are currently in Manatee Players’ production of “The Glass Menagerie.” Lee is directing and Jill will be playing Amanda. The show runs February 29th-March 3rd and March 6th-10th.

 

Lynne Doyle and Charlie Agurcia will be performing in The Spitfire Grill at the Venice Theatre, running March 22-April 21.

 

From Carole Kleinberg:

Sarasota Jewish Theatre 

IT’S PARTY TIME!

Join us as we celebrate our fourth season

and honor the dynamic duo of

Carolyn Michel and Howard Millman

                                                                                    March 26 – Luncheon at Michael’s on East

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

www.sarasotajewishtheatre.org for details

Reserve your spot – SRQJewishTheatre@gmail.com

Patron $90, Sponsor $150, Benefactor $225

Be there for the 2024-25 Season Announcement! 

 

Also Carole Kleinberg let us know that Better Late, a comedy with a heart, by Larry Gelbart (M*A*S*H) runs from March 13 through 20 at the Players Centre in the mall on Tamiami Trail and Siesta Drive. sDirected by Carolyn Michel, starring our own Don Walker, Lee Gundersheimer, Nellie O'Brien and Alex Teicheira. Tickets at theplayers.org or 941-365-2494.

 

From Steven Butler about submitting to the Players New Play Festival

https://theplayers.org/shows/npf-submit-a-play/ 

January 29, 2024

From Steve Black:
Lemon Bay Playhouse Events   

For more information go to: lemonbayplayhouse.com/education   

FIND THE FUNNY: using comedy in a script   

Instructor – Gina Scarda   

$60 – three week class – February 17, 24 and March 2; 10 am – 12 pm   

This class will look into the funny written word and how to bring it to stage. Gina Scarda will show how to find the funny in scripts and monologues. She will also introduce how to use life to start a stand-up comedy routine.   

   

  
Lee Gundersheimer and Jill Schroeder are currently working on Manatee Players’ upcoming production of “The Glass Menagerie.” Lee is directing and Jill will be playing Amanda. The show runs February 29th-March 3rd and March 6th-10th.

 

 

From Martin Tucker:

Regency House (435 S. Gulfstream) is again planning a Drama Night.  Each year the condominium puts on 3-4 plays as a one-night festival.  The usual limit is 10-minutes for each play but they can be slightly longer.  The plays can be from any source, and in previous years we’ve done plays by several SAPS writers, among them Keith Whalen, Connie Schindewolf, Stephen Cooper and others.  The actors are only residents of Regency House. I would appreciate any submissions from SAPS members. The evening has always proved meaningful to the Regency House, and an opportunity for the playwright to hear again his/her words.  Unfortunately there is no financial recompense, but one cannot live by bread alone (it’s a matter of which dough works best for the moment) Please send EMAIL ATTACHMENT SCRIPTS TO mtucker277@gmail.com  Deadline Feb. 18th. The one-night production will be in late March.

 

Larry Parr’s HI-HAT HATTIE opens Tuesday at the Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City.

 

 

A note from Carloe Kleinberg:

Sarasota Jewish Theatre has added another performance of Fully Committed.

Sunday, February 4th at 5:30 p.m.  The Players Centre - Studio 1130     Call 941-365-2494 or email theplayers.org

 

 

A note from Don Walker:

After hearing about some audience members' confusion about relationships of characters in the 10-minute play festival, he has this suggestion for playwrights: When having plays read at SAPS, don’t have the narrator read descriptions of characters-only names and perhaps ages, and the name of the reader.  The relationship between characters as well as what happens in the story should be made clear in the dialog.  Also, do not include a synopsis.

 

 

December 12, 2023

 

Alan Kitty will be performing his new Twain solo show, “They Told Me to be Brief”

as part of the VeniceTheatre Solofest from December 15-17. 

 

www.venicetheatre.org  In addition, three readings will be presented at

The Venice Library in January.

JEWISH JOURNEYS 2023-24

THE REST OF THE STORY

The Rest of the Story is a charming, fast-paced one act comedy featuring a very old Eve being interviewed by a film-maker for a retrospective on her life with Adam. The interview takes place in the Garden of Eden Park, just across the Tigris/Euphrates River from the assisted living facility where Eve currently resides. When Lilith, an unwelcome intruder, arrives, Eve is forced to reveal a lifetime of resentments. “Why did HE get all of the credit, when I did all of the work? The revelations come fast and furious as Lilith brings up a past that includes the infamous snake. Performed by Sue Bachman as Eve, Sandra Musicante as Lilith and Jamie Stewart Butrum as the photojournalist, Directed by Carole Kleinberg. A post-performance discussion led by Dr. Rachel Dulin and Carole Kleinberg, will shake up some of the most common notions about the Creation story - 60 minutes including talk-back.  Thursday December 27, 7 pm. Cash or checks - $10 admission.

Seating is Limited - Reserve early

Reservations: SRQjewishtheatre@gmail.com

From Steve Black:
Lemon Bay Playhouse Events

For more information go to: lemonbayplayhouse.com/education

ADULT ACTING

$60 – three week class – January 20, 27 and  February 3;  10 am – 12 pm

Instructor – Steve Black

Whether you are new to acting or want to improve your skills as an actor, Steve Black will dive into both.  This class will look into what it takes to bring your character to life on stage!

AND

FIND THE FUNNY: using comedy in a script

Instructor – Gina Scarda

$60 – three week class – February 17, 24 and March 2; 10 am – 12 pm

This class will look into the funny written word and how to bring it to stage. Gina Scarda will show how to find the funny in scripts and monologues. She will also introduce how to use life to start a stand-up comedy routine.

 

On January 5th, 12th, and 26th, the Venice Library will present readings of three Mark Twain-related plays. "I Been There Before" is a one-act by Lee Gundersheimer. The piece was adapted from the novel by David Carkeet. "The Story of Adam and Eve" is Alan Kitty's adaptation of two works by Mark Twain: "Adam's Diary" and "Eve's Journal." "The Boys in Autumn" is a full length piece by Bernie Sabath. It explores the unforeseen consequences of the decisions of you when Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn reconnect in their 70s. SAPSters Jenny Aldrich Walker, Jill Schroeder, Steve Black, Lee Gundersheimer, and Alan Kitty will lend their talents to the readings. Q&As will follow

November 27, 2023

 

3 members of SAPS who got a play in Theatre Odyssey. They are Keith Whalen,

Fred Sirasky, and Eric Levanthal. 

Jan Wallace will be performing the one-woman play Shirley Valentine at the Venice Theatre from December 8 to 10. This will be part of a Solo Fest that includes three solo performances. Time is running out to get tickets.  Friday and Sunday, December 8 and 10 are well subscribed but there are still plenty of tickets available for Saturday December 9. Don't miss this beautiful, poignant, funny play. Go to www.venicetheatre.org

 

Alan Kitty will be performing his new Twain solo show, “They Told Me to be Brief” as part of the VeniceTheatre Solofest from December 15-17.  See Attachment. For tickets, go to www.venicetheatre.org  In addition, three readings will be presented at The Venice Library in January. Stay tuned for details.

Lemon Bay Playhouse 

For more information go to: lemonbayplayhouse.com/education

ADULT ACTING

$60 – three week class – January 20, 27 and  February 3;  10 am – 12 pm

Instructor – Steve Black

Whether you are new to acting or want to improve your skills as an actor, Steve Black will dive into both.  This class will look into what it takes to bring your character to life on stage!

AND

FIND THE FUNNY: using comedy in a script

Instructor – Gina Scarda

$60 – three week class – February 17, 24 and March 2; 10 am – 12 pm

This class will look into the funny written word and how to bring it to stage. Gina Scarda will show how to find the funny in scripts and monologues. She will also introduce how to use life to start a stand-up comedy routine.

Thanks,

 

November 7, 2023

Don Walker & Jenny Aldrich Walker are Guest Artists at the Asolo Conservatory in The Three Sisters, directed by Andre Malov-Babel, October 24-Nov. 19, 2023.  

 

Lynne Doyle will be part of the cast of Pickleball being produced at the Venice Theatre, October 27-November 19.  

    

Jan Wallace will be performing the one-woman play Shirley Valentine at the Venice Theatre from December 8 to 10. This will be part of a Solo Fest that includes three solo performances. 

October 23, 2023

Don Walker & Jenny Aldrich Walker are Guest Artists at the Asolo Conservatory in The Three Sisters, directed by Andre Malov-Babel, October 24-Nov. 19, 2023. 

 

Lynne Doyle will be part of the cast of Pickleball being produced at the Venice Theatre, October 27-November 19. 

  

Connie Schindewolf's full-length play, Take The Couch, will be produced by a professional theatre, Rover Dramawerks, in Plano, Texas-March 7th-23rd. 

 

Jan Wallace will be performing the one-woman play Shirley Valentine at the Venice Theatre from December 8 to 10. This will be part of a Solo Fest that includes three solo performances. 

 

Lee Gundersheimer stars in “Red”, the Tree Fort Productions Project Oct. 13-29th , 3501 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 

Aden Russell and other SAPS member are involved in the Sarasota Jewish Theatre’s production of “Charting the Lost Continent.” There is another performance on Wednesday, October 25th at The Players (by Connor’s Restaurant).  

October 17, 2023

Jill Schroeder has been cast in “Winter Flowers” at The Players in the black box space.  The show runs October 20, 21 and 22 and 27, 28 and 29, with curtain at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday and 2:00pm on Sunday. 

 

Ron Pantello has been appointed to the Sarasota Jewish Theater Board of Directors. 

October 8, 2023

Alice Cotman is the Recording Secretary on the Board for Sarasota Jewish Theatre and 

Carole Kleinberg started the Theatre and is the Artistic Director.

 

Don Walker & Jenny Aldrich Walker are Guest Artists at the Asolo Conservatory in The Three Sisters, directed by Andre Malov-Babel, October 24-Nov. 19, 2023.

 

Jenny Aldrich Walker will appear in the touring production of Charting the Lost Continent produced by Sarasota Jewish Theatre.

 

Lynne Doyle will be part of the cast of Pickleball being produced at the Venice Theatre, October 27-November 19.

Connie Schindewolf's play, Paperboy, will be part of the 20th Annual North Park Playwright Festival at the North Park Vaudeville & Candy Schopp in San Diego, November 4th and 

September 21, 2023

 

                                                                        SAPS DIRECTOR’S TEAM

Artistic Director, Steve Black, has begun setting up a group of SAPS members who are interested in directing SAPS readings.  Jenny Aldrich, Joanie Anton, Sue Bachman, James Kassees, Eric Leventhal, Jill Schroeder and Jan Wallace are currently available to be called to direct a SAPS play.  If you would like to be added to the list, please contact Steve and he will send you the information regarding how the process works.

 

September 17, 2023

Jill Schroeder has been cast in “Winter Flowers” at The Players in the black box space.  The show runs October 20, 21 and 22 and 27, 28 and 29, with curtain at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday and 2:00pm on Sunday. 

 

Ron Pantello has been appointed to the Sarasota Jewish Theater Board of Directors. 

August 29, 2023

James Kassees 

Appeared in The Secret Wisdom of Trees: Friday, August 11, at 3 p.m. at FST.

Also, he is taking part in Ren Pearson's Gothic Library readings at Bookstore 1: Friday, August 18, and Saturday, August 19, at 8 p.m.  

https://www.sarasotabooks.com/event-details/the-gothic-library-presents-uncharted-territories 

 

The Gothic Library Presents "Uncharted Territories" | Bookstore1Sarasota

An evening of classical gothic storytelling. By way of live radio theatre performed in the loft, watch and listen as a professional cast (with the help of a sound effects operator) dramatizes two stories: "Lot No. 249" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and "The Most Dangerous Game." Two performances.

www.sarasotabooks.com

 

Congrats to Dan Landon who won the Players New Play Festival and will have a workshop production in 2024!

Sue Bachman has been cast in The Graduate as Mrs. Braddock, Benjamin's mother, and Charlie Agurcia has been cast as hotel clerk and other roles.  This will be at the Players Thursdays-Sundays August 17th-27.

 

Steve Black is playing Griff in the Venice Theatre production of GOLF WITH ALAN SHEPARD opening August 25th and running through September 10th.  Please go to the Venice Theatre website for more information.  (On a side note of interest, this play is written by Carter Lewis, who by chance attended Steve's High School and Undergrade Program.  They have known one another a long time.)

July 18, 2023

Jan Wallace: Venice Theatre's production of The Cemetery Club, that played in the Pinkerton Theater last January/February, was  the hit of the season and we've now been asked to do it again. If you missed it last time (or if you want to see it again), 

please join us from July 14 to August 13. Tickets are on sale at venicetheatre.org. Come laugh, come cry and enjoy a beautiful play. We look forward to seeing you soon. https://youtu.be/IulKS3KiT-M 

 

Jill Schroeder has been cast in CeCe Dwyer’s full-length play, LATERAL MOVES, winner of the Players Centre New Play Festival, which will be presented July 21 and July 22 At 7:30 and July 23 at 2:00.  This will be in the Players' Studio Theatre.

 

Sue Bachman has been cast in The Graduate as Mrs. Braddock, Benjamin's mother, and Charlie Agurcia has been cast as hotel cleark and other roles.  This will be at the Players Thursdays-Sundays August 17th-27.

 

Connie Schindewolf's play, The Dancing Lessons, is being produced at the Henry Lawson Theatre in Sydney Australia, July 8th-22nd.

June 7, 2023

The Hook Up will be produced at the Candy Store in San Diego and Dog House will be produced at the Gulfport Community theater in St. Petersburg, Fl.  Both plays are by Ron Pantello

May 15, 2023

Congrats to all SAPS members who were involved in Theatre Odyssey's 10-Minute Play Festival as the production was excellent!

 

From Steve Black:

 

The first SQUEAKY WHEEL fringe festival will be held at the Cook Theatre (Asolo Performing Arts Center) June 8 - 11, 2023. Over the four days, 10 innovative shows will be presented by artists whose original work falls under the guidelines of 'fringe theatre'. For more information and a schedule of the 20+ performances, go to www.squeakywheeltheatre.org.

 

May 1, 2023

Connie Schindewolf's play, ANCESTRY, has been accepted for publication in Smith & Kraus' BEST 10-MINUTE PLAYS OF 2022.

April 20, 2023

Cece Dwyer's full-length play, LATERAL MOVES, 

winner of this year's New Play Fest at The Players Centre, 

will be presented July 21 and July 22 @ 7:30 and July 23 @ 2:00

Auditions will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 5pm to 7pm @

1400 Blvd of the Arts, Suite 200, Sarasota FL 34234.

April 17, 2023

Lynne Doyle stars in Driving Miss Daisy at the Manatee Players through April 23rd at the Manatee Performing Arts Center in Bradenton.

 

Sarasota Jewish Theatre is producing, We All Fall Down, at the Players Centre (next to Connors Steak House) through April 23rd.  Both Aden Russell and James Kassees are in this production.

April 5, 2003

Gulfport Community Playhouse will produce Ron Pantello's “Dog House” this summer along with ten other plays. 

Performance dates July 13-23 Catherine Hickman Theater of Gulfport

 

Connie Schindewolf’s monologue, The Frizzies, was selected by Literature Today to be published in their April Issue, themed “Relationships”.

March 21, 2023

Many of you attended the reading of Jason Cannon's play, CLOWNS LIKE ME, about the life of Scott Ehrenpreis.  We asked to be informed of further progress of the play and here it is:  

 clownslikeme.com,  

 

David Coe, Alice  Cotman and Dianne Brin are the featured Arts Alliance  Playreaders taking on character roles in the theatrical staged reading of “The Personal Librarian,” the One Book One Community Book of 2023 Sarasota County Libraries.  

The story is of Belle da Costa Greene who was hired by JP Morgan for his Pierpont Morgan Library. Though she was African American, her secret was that she was passing for white.     

  

3/21  North Port Library at 2pm
3/28 Gulf Gate Library at 2pm
 

3/31  Selby Library at 3pm 

4/13 Elsie Quirk Library, Englewood, 2pm 

 

 Connie Schindewolf's play, RABBIT EARS, will be produced April 14th-23rd by the Seaside Players' Sea Shorts in Lauderale-By-The-Sea. 

Connie Schindewolf’s play, Memory Card, has been selected by Arts and Alliance Play Readers to be read at Grand Bay Condominiums March 8th.  Also selected were The Hook Up and Dog House by Ron Pantello, Awakenings by David Coe, and  

Coming to Town by Keith Whalen.

Mike Kozubek’s play, Geezers will be included in North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe’s Ten Minute Madness festival over three weekends in March. 

 

Gail Knowles’ play, A Place For Mom, has been selected by Regency House as one of the plays they will be reading at their event in March. 

 

Connie Schindewolf’s play, Paperboy, has been selected for a reading in March by Regency Players (Martin Tucker’s Condo Complex).

 

DoWalker has been cast in Elephant Man at Tampa Rep, February 2-119. 

 

Jan Wallace and Gina Scarda are appearing in Cemetery Club at Venice Little Theater, January 20- February 12. 

 

Connie Schindewolf’s play, Leaving Nic is a finalist for Actors Theatre Playhouse for a festival in June in New Hampshire. 

 

Dianne Brin:

The Personal Librarian: A stage reading adapted and directed by Dianne Brin

Library dates:,
January 26, Venice Library 1 pm
February 2, Fruitville Library, 2 pm
February 21, Shannon Staub, 1 pm

  

Ron Pantello:

"Sons, Mothers and Others" will be read: 

 1. Palmetto Library 1/28 

2. Cascades Condo 3/5 

3. Heritage Oaks 3/20 

 

 

JENNY ALDRICH and DON WALKER:

 

Jenny and Don were both in “Ruby” at West Coast Black Theatre until it closed down due to Covid.  Don played Morrie in “Tuesdays With Morrie” at the Sarasota Jewish Theatre, April 6th-10th. Jenny has been busy with her shows, mostly “Georgia O’Keefe: A Dramatic Portrait” and “Maria Selby” from Fruitville library to Bonita Springs.  She will also be in Ron Pantello’s play, “Damaged Goods” June 24th thru 26th, staged by the Players Theatre.

 

STEVE BLACK:

 

Steve has been busy working inside and outside of SAPS.  He was added to the company of “To Kill a Mockingbird” at Venice Theatre where he plays the Sherriff, Heck Tate. He is also directing two of Theatre Odyssey’s ten-minute plays for their June Festival, one by SAPS writer, Keith Whalen, and has cast SAPS actress, Jan Wallace in the other.

Next up will be a directing position with The Players Centre where he will be at the helm of Ron Pantello’s “Damaged Goods” which opens the end of June.  In July, Steve will cast Sarah Ruhl’s “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” at Lemon Bay Playhouse.

 

DIANNE BRIN:

 

Dianne Brin, on behalf of Asolo Theatre Guild Play Readers, has developed the 2022 One Book One Community stage reading of “The Boy who Harnessed the Wind” for the Sarasota County Library System. Libraries included were Fruitville, Venice, Jacaranda, Gulfgate and the final scheduled reading on 4/6 was at Selby Library. Next scheduled reading of “Sons, Mothers and Others” by Ron Pantello and directed by Dianne will be 5/5 at Fountains of Hope.  Asolo Rep Theatre Guild Play Readers will be the featured performers at Bird Key Yacht Club on 4/13. The reading, “Francis Albert” by Frank Gotz features  SAPs actors Alan Brasington, David Meyersburg, Susan Mauntal, David Coe and Dianne Brin.

 

LYNNE DOYLE:

Lynne is involved in Venice Theatre’s “To Kill a Mocking” through May 1st.  The next day she begins rehearsals for “Rabbit Hole” which she was in back in 2020 but had to be cancelled after one performance due to the pandemic.  The Players is launching it again, running June 9-19.

JAMES KASSEES:

James is happy to finally get back in a theatre with a live audience—he’s been cast in Keith Whalen's “Youth For Dark” in Theatre Odyssey's 10-Minute Play Festival. Steve Black is directing. At the end of January he did a staged reading of “Lunch With Mrs. Baskin” by Sam Bobrick with Theatre of the Mind at Art Center Sarasota.  Janet Davies directed. The show was reprised at a cast member’s community hall on April 3.

 

GEORGE LOUKIDES:

George’s play, “Mona Lisa And The Ethiopian Cookbook”, after a two-year delay due to Covid, was presented by The Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble, Brentwood, CA. on March 25 and 26, 2022.

 

LARRY PARR:

Larry was commissioned by Nate Jacobs, Artistic Director of Westcoast Black Theatre, to write a musical biography of Fats Waller.  He is working with Florida Studio Theatre in developing a musical children’s play based on “The Most-Hated Man”, both commissioned by Florida Studio Theatre.  The play about Harry T. Moore will be read at SAPS on May 19th.

 

RON PANTELLO:

Ron’s short play “Cat and Dog Part Deux” will be produced in San Diego at the Ten Minute Madness Festival.  “Bad Daughter” will be part of the North Park Play Festival in San Diego.  “Damaged Goods”, winner of the Players 2019 New Play Festival, will be produced by them June 24th, 25th, and 26th.

 

CONNIE SCHINDEWOLF:

Connie was selected to be on the Playwrights Panel at the Venice Book Fair March 25th, along with Andy Steadman from the Hermitage Artist Retreat and Preston Boyd.  “Leaving Nic” and “Mary’s Baptism” were both semi-finalists in the MADLAB’S Theatre Roulette, which means they were in the top 100 of over 1,000 entries. Lauderdale By The Sea’s Seaside Players has chosen “Leaving Nic” to be a part of their Sea Shorts from June 3rd-12th. Connie’s play “Ancestry” will be produced as part of Theatre Odyssey’s ten-minute festival June 9th-12 in Asolo’s Cook Theatre.

 

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